Project duration: Ongoing

With the grid becoming more constrained across much of the UK, getting an electricity network connection should be one of the first considerations for community energy groups who want to generate their own energy.

Regen works closely with the Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) to help communities understand the opportunities and challenges they face in getting their schemes connected. We do this through running seminars (check our events listing for upcoming seminars) and by producing guides. 

We have published a number of guides for non-technical people who wish to get an electricity connection for new community generation schemes. They provide an introduction to the grid and an overview of the application process for different types of new energy generation relevant to community energy groups. Click on the images below to download the guides.

wpd grid guide

ENA grid guide front cover

SSEPD community connection guides

Project lead: Rachel Hayes